Maine has one of the highest percentages of veterans in the nation. Many who are over 65 are living alone or with aging spouses and feel isolated from the community. Vet to Vet Maine matches volunteers who are themselves veterans with veterans who are experiencing loneliness and isolation. It makes a huge difference.
You can’t live too long without learning a life lesson or two. By the time you hit 60 and beyond, it’s likely you’ve learned quite a few. Start off the new year with some words of wisdom from the people I interviewed this past year for my Conversations About Aging podcast.
She may be tough, but at 60, there are some things that Kathy McInnis-Misenor can’t do. She was diagnosed with a debilitating form of arthritis as a child but has still managed to achieve a lot and isn’t about to quit. She now has a highly trained sidekick to help her maintain her independence.
I’ve heard so many people say that as soon as they retire, they plan to travel. Well, recently, I met a woman who’s long past retirement age and she’s not just taking trips, she’s leading them — to the land of her birth. Ireland.
People often don’t realize how devastating it is to lose all your hair during cancer treatments. Debby Porter understands and that’s why she started a program called Hair Matters. Because it does.
Ten years ago, Sally Loughridge, who is a well-known Maine artist, had 33 days of radiation therapy for breast cancer. To get through it, she did what she knows best. After each treatment, she painted.
Since I found out I had DCIS five years ago, I have talked with many women who also have DCIS. It’s considered stage 0 breast cancer, but that doesn’t mean there are zero risks. This is my story.
When Bob got scammed, he felt terrible. Instead of keeping it to himself, he decided to warn other people by sharing his experience.
When she was 20 years old, Leona Bright Chasse joined the Navy. She served during World War II. The work Leona did was top secret until just a few years ago. She was a Code Girl.
An estimated 2.4 million people in the United States are living with hepatitis C. Baby boomers are among the high-risk groups. Find out why and also learn about new medications that have revolutionized how this serious infection is treated.